The People Vs Football

Is football the place for political struggle? Is there a limit to the success of fan-owned clubs? How disappointed should we be when pundits and players turn out not to be comrades?

Cultural critic Juliet Jacques and Pro Revolution Soccer host Tom Williams unite for a conversation inspired by Mickaël Correia’s book, The People’s History of Football. They talk about the commodification of football, how a politics of resistance has inspired teams from Cairo to Clapton, and why a supporter-owned club would ever want to sell up to Disney.

Catch up with the Pro Revolution Soccer series on Novara Media and listen to Juliet interviewing Lynsey Hanley about crossing the class divide.

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